Outdoor Retreats provide self catering holidays and accommodation in the Brecon Beacons National Park and Merthyr Tydfil.
Telephone: 07714 719441
Wales has 331 miles of traffic-
There are different routes to suit all tastes and abilities.
Whether you decide to take a route down the Taff trail, or one of our lesser know routes, the fact that you can cycle through the countryside in Merthyr Tydfil is one of our best kept secrets.
Merthyr Tydfil to Brecon
This route takes you from one of the most famous of the South Wales’ former mining towns, and ends in the picturesque rural town of Brecon. Due to the range of path surface types, a road bike is probably not suitable.acons
Three Peaks Trail
An easy, traffic free ride that takes in three of Wales' most picturesque parks. At Hengoed you pass the magnificent ‘Wheel of Drams' artwork, an eight-
The Taff Trail is a multi-
Abercanaid to Merthyr Tydfil
Abercanaid and Pentrebach are two small villages situated on opposite sides of the River Taff. The Railway Station at Pentrebach is connected to Abercanaid and above it the Taff Trail via a footbridge. This station with frequent trains to Merthyr and Cardiff is an ideal destination for cycling North into the hills of the Brecon Beacons.
Starting at Abercynon and ending in Hirwaun this route twists and turns its way north west along sections of the Old Glamorganshire Canal.ons
The Trevithick Trail
The Trevithick Trail is a cycle path which follows the line of the Trevithick Railway from Penydarren to Abercynon. This was the location of the world's first steam engine running on rails when in 1804 it transported 10 tons of iron from Penydarren to Abercynon where it was transferred to canalboat to continue its journey.